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A 44-year-old member asked:

I brush vigorously behind and in front of teeth, is this enough to prevent gum disease?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Guarantee: You are asking for a guarantee, and unfortunately there are no guarantees with medical problems. Proper brushing and flossing go a very long way in preventing periodontitis, as does a healthy diet and regular professional check-ups and cleanings. Keep up the good work and you should minimize and dental problems.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Prevention formula: Healthy habits, good oral hygiene and prophylaxis visits to your dentist are critical in preventing gum disease.
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
More than brushing: Need to have regular dental appointments, proper brushing (need to do so correctly and after eating, if possible,) and need to floss!
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Last updated Nov 6, 2014
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